The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) acknowledges the Gadigal, Wangal, Dharug, Dharawal, Kaurna, Ngunnawal, Ngambri and Dja Dja Wurrung peoples as the Traditional Custodians and knowledge-holders of the unceded lands on which we live, learn and work.
The NAVA community is based across hundreds of sovereign nations and unceded lands throughout the continent that has become colonially known as Australia. NAVA pays our deepest respects to all Custodians of Country to whom these lands belong.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first artists and storytellers on this continent, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.
Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.
This month's news: Federal Budget: Much more to be done for the arts; An Award for Artists: Send a message to your Arts Ministers; Outsourcing development of generic curriculum planning will disempower teachers; Juanita McLauchlan receives 2022 Windmill Scholarship; and more.
With the National Cultural Policy launching before the end of this year, it is time to amplify our voices. Contact your political representatives to let them know why decent fees and wages matter to you.
This month's news: NAVA launches New Code of Practice for Visual Arts, Craft and Design; mandated payment standards necessary to sustain visual artists as workers; EOIs open for Visual Arts Educators to join Community of Practice; and $10,000 Carstairs Grant open for applications.
Join NAVA in supporting and engaging with your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country, making a donation, and buying First Nations arts.
Emily Crockford is an artist who spans a broad creative practice encompassing painting, textiles and soft sculpture. Integral to her style is the use of bold, vibrant colour and intricate pattern making.
NAVA is busy meeting with candidates, speaking to media, appearing on panel discussions, and speaking to artists, arts workers and audiences to promote our #VoteForArt campaign and put arts and culture back on the political agenda.
This month's news: #VoteForArt: Federal Election Campaign 2022; NAVA responds to the Federal Budget; Environmental Sustainability Consultation; NAVA seeks Board nominations; Notice of Annual General Meeting; and more.
Employing photography, sculpture, immersive video and mixed-media, Taloi Havini's work is often a personal response to the politics of location exploring contested sites and histories connected within Oceania.
The First Nations Engagement Manager(s) plays a critical role in supporting NAVA’s major revision of the Code of Practice for the Professional Australian Visual and Media Arts, Craft and Design Sector.
The highly visible advocacy work and increased collegiately across the sector during this pandemic has opened a door to conversation with the Australian Government. It’s now really important that we wedge that door and open it wider.
In keeping with 2020’s theme of change and expecting the unexpected, the NAVA team has a new profile and a new home – be assured though: we are focused on these turbulent times, the commitments we’ve made and navigating the best outcomes we can for our Members and the sector.
A great deal has changed since we developed our current strategic plan three years ago – a great deal of that being this year alone! – which makes now the perfect time to revisit that plan. And we’re going to need your help.
NAVA and research partners from RMIT School of Art are hosting a week of one-hour conversations to kick-start full consultation for our major revision of the Code of Practice, 1pm and 3pm, 22 - 25 June 2020.
If art creates the future, and politics is the art of the possible, then politicians have the fundamental duty to create Australia’s future. In this issue, we explore the opportunities we have to focus our voices on what comes next as we reset Australia – beyond any ‘new normal’ and towards a truly better place.
With the urgency of the world’s focus on protecting our lives at a scale we have never known, it can be difficult to put creative practice in perspective. This issue discusses the grounding role of art in world building futurisms.